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Monday, May 25, 2015 at 12:24 PM

Obama Lays Wreath at Arlington National Cemetery

President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery Monday then said Americans "can never fully repay the debt" of those who gave their lives for the country. He noted that this was the first Memorial Day in 14 years when the U.S. does not have ground troops deployed on the battlefield. Obama said that most Americans do not fully understand the sacrifice of the 1 percent who serve in the military. About 5,000 people gathered at the cemetery to mark the holiday. Read »
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9:45 AM

More Rain Forecast as Floods Ravage Plains, Midwest

Four people were killed as a storm system barreled through parts of Texas, Oklahoma and other Plains and Midwest states, dropping record amounts of rainfall, causing flash floods, spawning tornadoes and destroying homes, NBC News reported. Rescuers were searching for 12 people on Monday in Hays County, Texas. The missing included three children under the age of 10 in Wimberly where roads turned to torrents, some 1,000 people were forced to evacuate, and hundreds of homes were destroyed. On Monday, flash-flood warnings stretched from the Texas-Mexico border to western Tennessee as widespread heavy showers and thunderstorms were predicted across most of Oklahoma, central and eastern Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. The storms could bring damaging wind gusts, hail and isolated tornadoes, said Weather Channel lead meteorologist Kevin Roth. Read »
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 10:21 AM
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By Daniel Sircar

Soldiers Place Flags at Arlington National Cemetery

Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment place American flags at the graves... See Full Gallery »

Monday, May 25, 2015 at 6:47 AM

Where You Live May Reveal How You Spend Memorial Day

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Daughters Say B.B. King Was Poisoned

Monday, May 25, 2015 at 11:43 AM

Illinois Couple Welcomes Their 100th Grandchild

Monday, May 25, 2015 at 8:48 AM

Pressure Cooker Found, Destroyed Near U.S. Capitol

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Blue Angels Dedicate Show to Victim of Amtrak Crash

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 6:59 PM
 

Today's victory is the culmination of decades of struggle which has forced this government and conservative elements in the establishment to hold this referendum.  

— Ireland's president Michael D. Higgins happy that Irish citizens were given the opportunity to vote on the country's same-sex referendum.
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9:45 AM

Man Fighting Extradition in "Orange is the New Black" Case

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Bears Release Ray McDonald After Domestic Violence Arrest

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Climate Change Means More Allergies For Europe: Study

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Knotty Exhibit Planned for Pope Visit Symbolizes Life's Challenges

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Children Hurt After Bounce House Flies Across Parking Lot: Police

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Charter Nears $55 Billion Time Warner Cable Acquisition: Source